Asia-Pacific Wearable Medical Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Asia-Pacific Wearable Medical Devices Market is segmented by Product Type, Application (Sports and Fitness, Remote Patient Monitoring, and Home Healthcare), Device Type, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Asia-Pacific wearable medical devices market overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 26.7 %
Asia-Pacific wearable medical devices market key players

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Market Overview

The Asia-Pacific wearable medical devices market is expected to register a CAGR of 26.7% during the forecast period. The propelling factors for the growth of the market include the increasing technological advancements and innovations, increasing per-capita income in developing countries, and ease-of-use and interpretation of medical devices.

  • The APAC wearable medical devices market is expected to witness prolific growth, owing to rapid technological advancements and innovations. The introduction of new wearable devices, such as smart lenses, wireless ECG devices, wireless heart-rate monitors, and blood glucose monitors, has created high awareness among tech-savvy consumers. With further improvements in device design, user interface, cybersecurity, and battery capacity, the usage of wearable medical devices is expected to rise over the forecast period.
  • In addition, the developing and emerging regions are supplied with low cost, or completely knocked down versions of the international products to improve market penetration. However, some manufacturers continue to use a uniform product and pricing strategy across the world, where prices are moderated relatively by currency fluctuations and local assembling capacity. Thus, the high price of the products is further impacting the growth of the market.
  • In the Asia-Pacific region, a large pool of population has lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, which has increased the risk of cancer. This has raised the concerns levels in the societies to early diagnose the diseases, which increases the demand for wearable devices. Furthermore, the increase in cases of chronic conditions, such as obesity, heart problems, breathing problems, and many more such diseases, helps to drive the Asia-Pacific market.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, wearable medical devices are capable of diagnosing or monitoring medical conditions, combined with digital health information, typically worn over the body. Wearable devices are easy to use, cordless, and can provide information about various factors, such as heart rate, blood pressure, weight, sleeping habits, and other factors. The Asia-Pacific wearable medical devices market is segmented by product type, application device type, and geography.

By Product Type
Wearable Vital Sign Monitor
Wearable Heart Rate Monitor
Wearable Activity Monitor
Wearable Electrocardiograph
Wearable Sleep Monitor
Wearable Fetal Monitor and Obstetric Device
Neuro-monitoring Device
Respiratory Therapy Wearable Device
Glucose/Insulin Monitoring Wearable Device
Other Wearable Devices
By Application
Sports and Fitness
Remote Patient Monitoring
Home Healthcare
By Device Type
Ear Wear
Other Device Types
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific

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Key Market Trends

Sports and Fitness is Estimated to have the Largest Share in the Market

  • Sports and fitness devices are the most popular and widely known healthcare wearables, which are used to keep track of vital parameters.
  • Athletes use wearable devices, which measure their heart rate, blood pressure, etc. People, nowadays, have become health conscious and started using wearable medical devices to keep a check on their vital parameters.
  • Moreover, as per the World Bank, in 2018, Macao had the highest gross domestic product (GDP) per capita at 86.36 thousand. In comparison, India had a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of USD 2.02 thousand.
  • Thus, the rise in awareness regarding fitness and preventive care increased the demand for wearable medical devices.
Asia-Pacific wearable medical devices market key trends

Asia-Pacific wearable medical devices market growth by region

Competitive Landscape

The Asia-Pacific wearable medical devices market is fragmented and competitive. The key growth strategies adopted by key players include strategic acquisitions, collaborations, and partnerships that may help them expand their geographical presence and strengthen their business positions. Some of the companies currently dominating the market are Garmin Ltd, Apple Inc., Fitbit Inc., Lifesense, Sotera Wireless, LifeWatch AG (Biotelemetry), Philips Electronics, Samsung, Vital Connect, and Abbott Laboratories.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Technological Advancements and Innovations

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Per-capita Income in Developing Countries

      3. 4.2.3 Ease-of-use and Interpretation of Medical Devices

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Wearable Devices

      2. 4.3.2 Unfavorable Reimbursement Issues

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Wearable Vital Sign Monitor

        1. Wearable Heart Rate Monitor

        2. Wearable Activity Monitor

        3. Wearable Electrocardiograph

        4. Wearable Sleep Monitor

      2. 5.1.2 Wearable Fetal Monitor and Obstetric Device

      3. 5.1.3 Neuro-monitoring Device

      4. 5.1.4 Respiratory Therapy Wearable Device

      5. 5.1.5 Glucose/Insulin Monitoring Wearable Device

      6. 5.1.6 Other Wearable Devices

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Sports and Fitness

      2. 5.2.2 Remote Patient Monitoring

      3. 5.2.3 Home Healthcare

    3. 5.3 By Device Type

      1. 5.3.1 Watch

      2. 5.3.2 Wristband

      3. 5.3.3 Clothing

      4. 5.3.4 Ear Wear

      5. 5.3.5 Other Device Types

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Garmin Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Apple Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Fitbit Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Lifesense

      5. 6.1.5 Sotera Wireless

      6. 6.1.6 LifeWatch AG (Biotelemetry)

      7. 6.1.7 Philips Electronics

      8. 6.1.8 Samsung

      9. 6.1.9 Vital Connect

      10. 6.1.10 Abbott Laboratories

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape Covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia-Pacific Wearable Medical Devices Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Asia-Pacific Wearable Medical Devices Market is growing at a CAGR of 26.7% over the next 5 years.

Sotera Wireless, Apple Inc., Fitbit Inc., Lifesense, BioTelemetry, Inc are the major companies operating in Asia-Pacific Wearable Medical Devices Market.

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